Hodgepodge Wednesday v.6

Here we are, the first Wednesday in March (and a snow day) with some great questions for the Hodgepodge.  Be sure to stop over and check out everyone’s great answers.  Meanwhile, you will find my responses below … {relax and enjoy}

1. My real life friends came through with another question this week so thank you real life friends. When you’ve eaten in a restaurant do you complete their comment card? Do you take online surveys highlighted at the bottom of store receipts?

Yes, Ok, most of the time.   In such a world where we all like to complain about our poor service or lack of satisfaction (me included), I would like to think these are the moments I can pay it forward when I liked the service I was given.  If only we would give a compliment as often as we give a complaint.

Hodgepodge Wednesday|Sharon the Moments blog

2. The (US) ban on women in combat was lifted at the end of January. It will probably be next year before specifics are worked out, but it’s been reported over 200,000 front line positions will eventually open up to women. Your thoughts?

I say go for it.  We are a nation founded on equal rights and if someone/anyone wants to fight on the front line for this great United States of America, I say God Speed.

3. In looking back at all the blog posts you’ve written, what’s your favorite post title?

Wow, such a good question and I don’t know if I have just one answer.  I have a post series titled “He Said”.  They are posts of funny things my almost eight year old says.  “Birthday Talk”, “How Animals Have Babies”, and “Nighttime Kisses

Hodgepodge Wednesday|Sharon the Moments blog

4. What’s worse-overly permissive parents or overly protective parents? Did your own parents lean more to the permissive or the protective category? If you’re a parent where do you fall?

My parents were certainly not permissive parents; they were the overly protective type.  I can honestly say that I am not a permissive parent but more in the middle of the spectrum of protective.

5. Candlelight-moonlight-firelight-bright lights in the big city…which one’s your favorite?

Firelight, moonlight, candlelight and bright lights in that order.

6. Remember (Seuss or otherwise) from your own childhood? Did books play an important role in your growing up years? Explain.

Green Eggs and Ham Sam I Am was and is the best book ever.  It was one of the first books I read all by myself.  I still have that book in my collection (somewhere).  I didn’t like to read much when I was young but did like when my dad would read to me.  I have learned to love reading as I have grown.

7. To quote Dr. Seuss…

“From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere.”

from One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish

Share something funny you’ve recently read, seen or heard.

My kiddo is starting to read the young chapter books of Captain Underpants.  I just love the name and what 2nd grade boy doesn’t love to say “underpants”.   I mean aren’t talking toilets funny?

8. Insert your own random thought here.

This weekend (Sunday morning) is day-light saving time.  The state of Ohio has engaged in this attempt to make the days longer despite still just twenty-four hours in a day.  While I cannot complain about the fall back when I get an extra hour, the deal is that I just steal it from this Sunday when I have to spring ahead.  Personally, I would like to stop falling and springing and just keep time.  Don’t forget to spring forward this Sunday for Day-light savings.






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  1. jodaley

    It seems early this year, doesn’t it? I guess not, but if they’re giving me more daylight I’ll take it : ) I have a 6 year old nephew so yes, anything potty related is completely hilarious.

    1. Sharon (Post author)

      Haha .. Isn’t it funny that kids think anything potty is hilarious? And boys seem to never outgrown that humor. 🙂 ~Sharon

  2. Marla Fabian

    Where ya from in Ohio? I was born there and still have lots of family in various parts of the Buckeye state.

    1. Sharon (Post author)

      Hi Marla. I’m from central Ohio. There are lots of beautiful places in Ohio. Where were you born? I’m sure you know that Autumn in Ohio is awesome! Thanks for saying hello. ~Sharon

  3. Lynn Bayless

    I agree Sharon, we live in a complain, complain, complain world. I almost always take the time to fill out the comment card. I will also find a manager and let them know if I have outstanding service. Service people work so hard for so little. More than anything they just want to know that we appreciate them. Well that and a fat tip!

    My parents were on the overly permissive side. OK, not so much the side, more like extremely permissive. When I became a parent at 18, it was natural for me to follow their parenting style. As a young mother this seemed to work well for me, however I quickly learned that this was not to my advantage and it was a complete disservice to my children. I am happy to say that by the time I had my youngest son at age 30 I had developed a more balanced parenting style.

    1. Sharon (Post author)

      I can’t tell you how many times I have said “I’ve turned into my mom” when it comes to parenting. I definitely think it is live and learn for sure. But parenting a quik-wit for a kid can be challenging enough! Thanks for stopping by Lynn!

  4. April

    Yeah…I’m not a big fan of daylight saving’s time. I say let’s leave well enough alone. “Green Eggs and Ham” is definitely a winner!

    1. Sharon (Post author)

      Thanks for saying hello April. ~Sharon

  5. Wayne

    Thanks for sharing such interesting responses.

    1. Sharon (Post author)

      Thanks Wayne for stopping by! ~Sharon


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